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|What Happens When Christians No Longer Turn The Other Cheek ? by talktimi(m): 7:14am On Aug 28, 2016|
By Dele Sobowale
“Power and money, of course, drive people crazy. So, why shouldn’t people also gain power and wealth through being crazy? Saul Bellow.
(VANGUARD BOOK OF QUOTATIONS, VBQ, p 195).
The first part of this series was concluded and sent to the SUNDAY Editor on Sunday, August 14, 2016. The next day, Monday, two Nigerian newspapers, GUARDIAN and NATION, carried the same story with the heading ‘New York Imam, Assistant shot dead”. The report was undoubtedly sourced from the wire services or the internet. The NATION’s version is hereby reproduced fully.
“An Imam and his assistant were shot dead as they walked along a street in the New York borough of Queens.
" The men were approached from behind by a man who shot both in the head a police spokesman said.
Last year, the NEW YORK TIMES reported that hate crimes against US Muslims and mosques tripled in the wake of attacks in Paris and San Bernadino [USA].”
Muslim members of the Imam’s mosque were reported to have expressed sorrow at “the wicked killing of a man of peace” and they went further to state that Muslims in the community are now living in fear for their lives.
Obviously, revenge killings are already underway in some parts of the predominantly Christian world. Unfortunately, it is unlikely to abate as long as Islamic organizations like ISIS and Boko Haram, led by men who had gained power and wealth through being lunatic, continue to unleash havoc on innocent people. It certainly would have been interesting to know what the Muslims in New York denouncing the murder of their “man of peace” thought of the murder of the Catholic priest right in front of his unarmed congregation while performing mass. Did they feel remorse that the heinous crime was committed in the name of their religion by people who are always too eager to lay claim to the crime against humanity? Have they stopped to consider the sense of insecurity Christians and others feel all over the world where there are Muslims among them? Even Australia, so far removed from the Middle East, has felt the impact.
In Europe, refugees bent on premeditated mass slaughter of their hosts have unleashed mayhem several times. Yet, there is outrage when European countries attempt to halt the flow of refugees from Islamic nations. For how long will European governments allow this to continue before political demagogues gain power and start to flush out Muslims. Anybody who thinks another Hitler cannot rise to power promising to rid his country of Muslims must have a crystal ball which can predict up to two hundred years.
At any rate, governments alone might be allowed to decide this matter. Individuals and groups could simply take the decision to fight back as they are already doing in New York and other parts of America. When copy-cats of ISI and Boko Haram take up arms to retaliate, the global Muslim community will find itself at a distinct disadvantage for reasons not too obscure to understand.
In their utter madness, the leaders of ISIS and Boko Haram have failed to notice that predominantly Christian nations and Israel, which is Jewish, possess the more awesome weapons of mass destruction. Even the AK-47 which the lunatic Islamic killers use are imported from non-Muslim nations. On their own they can provide no weapons to threaten anybody. That is why Israel, with a population of less than six(6) million people had defeated the combined forces of more than one hundred million and is still surviving till today on the strength of the superiority of its weaponry. If revenge killing escalates, the global Muslim community will face an arsenal against which it has no defence. That is why it is in the interest of Muslims worldwide to find a way of bringing an end to the mass slaughter of non-Muslims by their brothers in ISIS and Boko Haram. Once retaliation starts, it will take decades before it will stop.
History has provided us with an example with Christians in Northern Ireland when the clash between Catholics and Protestants which started during the time Cardinal Wolsey, 1475-1530, resulting in loss of millions of lives, did not end until the tail end of the last century. Religious conflicts invariably last much longer than wars fought for other reason – mostly because all the combatants claim to be fighting for God. It is thus very easy to recruit martyrs who are too eager to die and to commit mass murders as well.
Let me stop where I started last week – in the beer parlour at Abuja. One of the young men who vowed to kill as many Muslims as possible if any of his family is again touched by Muslim fanatics made a point by asking a question which he answered himself. “Christ said “if a man strikes you on one cheek, you should turn the other also”. What happens if he slaps the other cheek?”
Before anybody could answer, he had announced the answer. “Since you have no more cheek to turn, you are on your own.” Only God knows how many Christians all over the world now think that they are now on their own…..
|Re: What Happens When Christians No Longer Turn The Other Cheek ? by Justiyke4u: 7:22am On Aug 28, 2016|
|Re: What Happens When Christians No Longer Turn The Other Cheek ? by MalcoImX: 7:24am On Aug 28, 2016|
It's not about Xtians and Muslims. It's about extremists and lunatics who should be executed by governments and burned in hell by the injunctions of their various religions. Both the killers of the Priest and the Imam have committed crimes in the eyes of the law and God, and should be appropriately dealt with.
|Re: What Happens When Christians No Longer Turn The Other Cheek ? by talktimi(m): 7:40am On Aug 28, 2016|
MalcoImX:you have said your own, now who will bell the cat ? In Nigeria of today, there's a silent genocide of Christians going on from southern Kaduna down into the middle belt states and from its silence, the FG can be said to be in support of these killings/wiping out of Christian communities. Another example is the Redeemed church evangelist killed in Abuja, an imam was arrested who confessed to have sent some of his boys to chase the woman away but they killed her instead, till today nobody has heard anything about the imam or even the names of those boys he sent on the "errand" . The question now is what happens after slapping both cheeks of a Christian ?
|Re: What Happens When Christians No Longer Turn The Other Cheek ? by babyfaceafrica: 7:48am On Aug 28, 2016|
Then we will stop being christains...christains don't retaliate...we live in the love of Christ
|Re: What Happens When Christians No Longer Turn The Other Cheek ? by nkwachiabel(m): 7:54am On Aug 28, 2016|
To me, it all boils down to forgiveness. Because they slapped both cheeks doesn't mean u should retaliate. I blive what that statement is talking abt forgiveness and living in peace with one another. Revenge doesn't make u even with d person. It's left for God
|Re: What Happens When Christians No Longer Turn The Other Cheek ? by Funlordjnr: 7:56am On Aug 28, 2016|
It will then lead to multiple 187's on the muthafucking ragheads!
|Re: What Happens When Christians No Longer Turn The Other Cheek ? by nrexzy(m): 7:56am On Aug 28, 2016|
Christians has never turned any cheek cos we believe Jesus wouldn't ask us 2 die cos of him... we can't be brainwashed into that state of oblivion.
|Re: What Happens When Christians No Longer Turn The Other Cheek ? by Davash222(m): 7:58am On Aug 28, 2016|
For me, you can not come and Slap me two times and go untouched.
You Slap me first, I forgive you, not because I want to, but because, I have to.
Then you Slap me again.. Baba, go dig your grave o.
|Re: What Happens When Christians No Longer Turn The Other Cheek ? by kenny987(f): 8:06am On Aug 28, 2016|
When no cheek is given in the first place, the balance eves out nicely cos then no conscience issues wil arise. If an arsehole decides to kill for some blood suckin god then he must be forcefully stopped even before he starts!
|Re: What Happens When Christians No Longer Turn The Other Cheek ? by newbornmacho(m): 8:17am On Aug 28, 2016|
Everyone should operate at the level of their own faith. If you have enough faith to pray and ward off attacks from murderous Muslims, and enough faith to give them your neck to smite after both cheeks have received slaps please go ahead ...use your faith. If not when they kill your only child and rape your wife, operate at your own level...if you don't have faith use your rage. Act in anger and take it out on them. If you don't do either of these, you will be the next casualty, you will die of depression or post traumatic stress disorder, or something. Don't carry a spiritual instruction bigger than you. Answer a fool according to his foolishness so that he will not be wise in his own eyes.
|Re: What Happens When Christians No Longer Turn The Other Cheek ? by talktimi(m): 9:08am On Aug 28, 2016|
Like play like play. At the end of the day, nobody has monopoly over violence whether anybody likes it or not
|Re: What Happens When Christians No Longer Turn The Other Cheek ? by Orjioorji(m): 9:41am On Aug 28, 2016|
if Christians should retaliate what the Muslims are doing believe me in a week Islam will stop to exist on earth, we are just leaving them but very soon......
|Re: What Happens When Christians No Longer Turn The Other Cheek ? by Bethelwealthy(m): 9:59am On Aug 28, 2016|
then there will be peace and mutual respect............after a remarkable bloodbath.
|Re: What Happens When Christians No Longer Turn The Other Cheek ? by talktimi(m): 7:51pm On Aug 28, 2016|
Orjioorji:you're talking about a world war
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